The purpose of World Kindness Day (which is today!) is to highlight good deeds in the community, focusing on the positive power and the common thread of kindness that binds people and communities.
This year for World Kindness Day, Community Living Australia, which is a not-for-profit organisation that supports more than 500 people with disability in South Australia, are roving the streets, with random acts of kindness. The acts of kindness will be happening across the state (including in Adelaide, the Adelaide Hills, Murraylands, Riverland, South East and Kangaroo Island) by people with disability from Community Living Australia.
They’ll be offering free coffees, notes of kindness, flowers and general good cheer to locals.
‘The work that Community Living Australia does to breakdown barriers for people living with disability cannot be achieved without the support of our local communities,’ said Mark Kulinski, Community Living Australia’s Chief Executive.
‘World Kindness Day is an opportunity for the people we support and Community Living Australia to give back to these communities through random acts of kindness,’ added Mark.
‘It is so easy to get consumed with the pressures of modern living. By taking time to be kind to others, we are hoping to have a ripple effect across our local communities as more and more people are inspired to get involved,’ said Mark.
Community Living Australia is also hoping that its random acts of kindness highlights the valued roles people with disability can have in their community.
‘Some people view people with disability as recipients of support and services. Our random acts of kindness and the other great work that the people we support do such as making breakfast for children who may go to school hungry or successfully running their own businesses showcases the skill and community mindedness of the people we support,’ added Mark.
For more info about Community Living Australia, head to claust.com.au